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Chronic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
  • having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"

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Chronic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

In medicine a chronic disease or condition is one that takes a long time to heal (or go away), or one that comes again. Many chronic diseases require special treatment, as this has to be done for a long time.Chronic disease can even last for a lifetime.

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'Chronic' example sentence in quotations

* It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable. - Eric Hoffer

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Chronic Sample Sentences in News

  • Cure for chronic pain?
    Chronic pain is at an epidemic level, affecting about a third of the adult population. In adolescents, the number of in-patient admissions rose 831 percent over a seven-year period. The reason? Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'
  • Acceleron Announces Educational Webcast on Chronic Kidney Disease - Mineral and Bone Disorder
    Acceleron Pharma Inc. , a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel protein therapeutics for cancer and rare diseases, today announced it will host and webcast an online educational seminar on chronic kidney disease mineral and bone disorder with Ravi Thadhani, M.D., M.P.H. Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'
  • Navigating caregiving, chronic conditions a strain on Canadians, according to new survey
    81 per cent of Canadians find the health care system too complicated, and 78 per cent agree that navigating the system is a challenge Canadians find caregiving and managing their chronic conditions to be the biggest challenges to navigating the system Experts will discuss patient navigation challenges at a Toronto Region Board of Trade panel today, sponsored by Am Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'

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